Treat all blood/body fluids as potentially hazardous:
- Cover any open sores with waterproof bandages.
- Wear disposable gloves when handling blood/body fluids.
- Avoid contact with your skin when removing soiled gloves.
- Wash hands with soap and water immediately after removing gloves.
- Wear structural gloves when cleaning up broken glass.
- Use any available material to make a barrier between your skin and the fluid if gloves are not available.
- Use disposable towels and napkins. Line all waste receptacles with plastic bags.
To clean blood/body fluid spills:
- Wear gloves during the cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
- Wipe up visible material with disposable toweling and dispose in lined garbage containers and clean the spill area.
- Disinfect the surface with an approved disinfectant following the manufacturer’s directions for procedure and length of time to leave on surface.
- Rinse mop after use then disinfect with approved disinfectant.
- The treated area should be wiped with paper towels soaked in tap water. Allow the area to dry.
- Discard towels in a plastic lined waste receptacle.
- Care must be taken to avoid splashing or generating aerosols during the clean up.
- Wash hands thoroughly after gloves are removed.